Jessica joined Emerald in August 2019 as Executive Vice President, Connect. She has over 20 years’ experience in the trade show and media industries including 15 years in the UK, with both UBM plc (now Informa plc) and Advanstar Communications. Jessica relocated to the United States with Advanstar in early 2013 to grow the Global Licensing Group, launching internationally and expanding the domestic portfolio. Jessica most recently held the position of Senior Vice President of the Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets. She currently serves on the board of the SISO Women Special Interest Group and holds a BA from the University of Sussex.